Dakota, one of the Guardia Civil's sniffer dogs. | Alejandro Sepúlveda

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Guardia Civil and prison officers make routine random checks of inmates at Palma prison who have been let out for a few days of prison leave.

During a recent check, the Guardia Civil's cynological unit was deployed. In other words, there was a sniffer dog - Dakota. One particular inmate presumably hadn't bargained on there being a dog. He had concealed four "acorns" of hashish in his rectum.

When expelled, he was found to have some 100 grams of hash.